University begins work on new strategic plan

Members of the SF State community are encouraged to help craft a new strategic plan that will guide the future of the campus.

A photo of the SF State sign on 19th Avenue.

Development of the plan will be facilitated by the Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee (SPCC), led by President Les Wong and Academic Senate Chair Lawrence Hanley and comprised of students, faculty, staff and community members. The strategic planning effort will provide the University an opportunity to evaluate, revise and reaffirm its goals and mission.

The new strategic plan will build on previous planning efforts as well as insights gained during the University's recent WASC reaccreditation process and is expected to be completed by the end of this academic school year.

In addition to identifying campus-wide objectives for growth, the planning process will also focus on seven themes in detail and identify tactics to improve the University's performance in those areas.

·       Building the San Francisco State Identity

·       Maximizing student success

·       The academic master plan

·       The physical master plan

·       Advancing campus and community climate

·       Elevating institutional support

·       Emerging issues

The SPCC's first meeting was held Aug. 19. Seven additional committee meetings, open to the public, are planned for the fall semester, and public forums will also be scheduled. Members of the campus community interested in serving on subcommittees focused on the seven themes are encouraged to contact the committee.

To see a meeting schedule, learn more about the planning process and themes, and offer feedback, visit Campus community members can also contact the SPCC at, and news and updates about the planning effort will be posted on Twitter at

-- Jonathan Morales